May 25th, 2015
Stop Coming Here People!!! We want it all to ourselves! haha - just kidding. We've been regulars since they opened and it's still our go-to favorite place. The owners and employees are awesome, and they have been making improvements every year.
May 25th, 2015
We really enjoyed our stay this weekend at ORC. Beautiful location, well maintained property and helpful staff. The trails to the river were excellent. We look forward to returning!
Maureen & JR Flynn
We absolutely loooooooved our stay at Outlanders River Camp!! The location couldn't be better. It's easy to get to, and is close to Luray in case you need anything. There are primitive tent sites both along the river and up near the bath house, as well as a few tent sites with electric power. Then there are some great RV sites out in the field area. We came as a large group (~40) over Labor Day Weekend, and rented the majority of the "Hog Pen" primitive tent sites. Fortunately we were able to get all the sites side by side, and could spend the evening by one or more campfires (in the nice fire ring/BBQ pits).
The camp ground is very well maintained and patrolled by a gentleman named Kelly. He was one of the nicest people I've ever met. We could always strike up a conversation with him, and he'd give us all sorts of local information (i.e. where to put in and take out canoes, fishing advice, etc.). On the topic of staff, I'd also like to thank Angela and Lara in the front office for working with us on reservations, and check in. They were great!
The bath house was perfect. Nothing too fancy, and just about the right amount of facilities (3 showers, 2 toilets, 2 urinals on the men's side and 3 toilets and 3 showers on the woman's). Like I said we were there over a holiday weekend and the campground was full (except for a few RV sites). Even in the morning and evening you could get in and out without having to wait. The only downfall (which doesn't matter much to me) was that the hot water didn't last long in the evening when all of us tenters were showering. It wasn't freezing cold, just not hot.
We were able to canoe each day putting in at the 340 bridge, or the public boat landing just up river from there. From the landing at a drift we were able to make it back to camp in about 5-6 hours. From the bridge about 4. There's some small class II rapids through there that are a blast. Just enough to splash you a bit when going through. Even the kids did them in small kayaks.
We had mixed ages with us during our stay. From 5-75 and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Quiet hour is strictly enforced which is a good thing. The wild groups seem to stay away and go to other campgrounds further down river. So we could all get some much needed rest at night. There's a small playground sort of area that the kids like to go to. However, it needs just a little more added to it if this camp ground is going to really appeal to families.
We will definitely be back next year, and hopefully a few times between now and then.
Eric M. ~ Charlotte Hall, MD
August 22nd, 2011
We recommend this camp ground. The only thing it lacked in the RV area were some mature trees for additional shade. Other then that the camp is set up well. Just be sure to bring your e-z up and that solves the problem. The kids and spouse enjoyed the river for tubing and fishing. Horseshoes and plenty of room to throw a frisbee. Hosts were very pleasant and kept grounds very clean. We will return!
July 15th, 2011
My husband, two daughters, our beagle, Pebbles, and my self were the first people to camp at Outlanders when it first opened 3 years ago. We arrived on a Thursday and no one had checked in until that friday afternoon. The entire grounds were awesome!! Because of health issues we haven't been able to get back. Happy to report WE ARE TRYING TO GET RESERVATIONS TO COME ON BACK THIS SUMMER!!! And we are looking so forward to seeing everyone. We honestly can't wait to get there. Hopefully we'll get to see you real soon. We are trying to make this an annual family trip now that my health is better. Take Care!!
July 5th, 2011
My daughter, niece and I camped on one of the riverfront camp sites. It was so amazing. The camp is very clean, and the staff very friendly. We felt very safe at Outlanders River camp. We swam in the river, hiked some trails, and got awesome pictures of the mountains. I would highly recommend this camp to all my friends and family.